Celebrating the Season at Bay Oaks

The annual Bay Oaks Holiday Party is not to be missed and, without hyperbole, this year’s really may have been our best yet. Residents, family members, friends, staff, volunteers, donors, and colleagues came together to enjoy the evening at the Summer House with drinks and a delicious menu of hors d’oeuvres created by our chefs, staff and volunteers.

Click to see our full photo album.

Mazelle’s Basil Shrimp, recreated by Chef Matthew; Jim’s Roast Beef, Arugula & Horseradish Toasts; Matt’s Garlic & Romesco Meatballs; Jimmy’s Deviled Eggs; Kathryn’s Sausage & Cheddar Biscuits; Matt’s Cilantro Quesadillas; and desserts made by Elsa Roberts and Jeff Matthews.

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Making our list and checking it twice!

Bay Oaks Wish List HorizBay Oaks is proud to fill the lives and home of our residents with holiday cheer each year. The fragrant natural pine wreaths and trees, festive poinsettias, and gifts on Christmas morning are all made possible by friends and donors.

If you or your company would like to contribute this year, we invite you to call us at (305) 573-4337 and speak with Kathryn Moore about making this holiday bright through monetary or in-kind donation. Thank you – and happiest of holidays to you and yours!

For 70 years, it is has been our privilege to be of service to Miami seniors. Bay Oaks is a 501(c)3 tax exempt, not for profit organization and your gift is tax-deductible. 

A Day at the Track

Thursday was Mr. Bill Warnke’s 90th birthday. His daughter Lisa visiting from out of town joined him and 7 other resident guests and 4 staff members in our Mercedes Benz Sprinter on a trip to one of his favorite places: Gulfstream Park. We spent a winning afternoon in the casino sharing in Mr. Warnke’s good fortune and luck.


Mr. Bill Warnke shared his birthday cake and favorite lunch of pizza with Bay Oaks resident guests and his daughter Lisa and brother Neal.

Bay Oaks goes Deli when the Deli comes to Bay Oaks

Restaurateur extraordinaire Josh Marcus brought a taste of his deli to Bay Oaks on his birthday yesterday.

His birthday tradition is to give back to the community, and we were the lucky recipients. Josh (left, below) and his friend Danny Serfer prepared the homemade mini-bagels with cured salmon and cream cheese. They also served pastrami on rye and macaroni salad.

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The event was even covered by the Miami Herald. The photo collage below is by Herald food editor Evan Benn. Here is a link to his article:  http://www.miamiherald.com/living/food-drink/article23137233.html 

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Happy Birthday, Mr. McDougal!

Today, family and friends joined us for an early birthday celebration in honor of Mr. McDougal. In the morning, visiting friends brought gifts and gathered around in the living room. Later, his wife, Ann, son, Rob and daughter-in-law, Karen came for lunch. Everyone enjoyed a lunch of ravioli (his favorite), a delicious salad and an impressive ice cream cake procured from Carvel. Of course, the champagne was also flowing.

McDougal bday early smile

We’ll be celebrating the birthday all week because, why not? Happy Birthday, ‘Bud’!

Happy 100th Birthday, Madeline!

Happy 100th Birthday to our newest centenarian, Madeline Barton!


Madeline is among our most senior residents. Her sweet tooth is only matched by her sweet nature. Madeline remains active at 100; she is a regular at Trivia Tuesdays, Friday afternoon tea, Yoga, Chair Dancing… all of our regular activities. She is a lifelong volunteer and we are proud to serve her and all of our residents. Community support makes this possible.

Many friends came to join Madeline for her birthday party:


Madeline has a lot of friends. Some who could not make it sent a note. Here is one from President Obama and the First Lady!